David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife

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His Grace
The Duke of Fife
BornDavid Charles Carnegie
(1961-03-03) 3 March 1961 (age 58)
Marylebone, London, England
TitleDuke of Fife
Caroline Anne Bunting (m. 1987)
  • Charles Carnegie, Earl of Southesk
  • Lord George Carnegie
  • Lord Hugh Carnegie

David Charles Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife (born 3 March 1961) is a Scottish peer. He is the only son of the late James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife, and his former wife Caroline Dewar. He was styled Earl of Macduff until 1992, and then Earl of Southesk until succeeding his father on 22 June 2015 as the fourth Duke of Fife and Chief of the Clan Carnegie. As a great-great-grandson of Edward VII, he is in the line of succession to the British throne. He is also the second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II.

Education and career[edit]

Carnegie was educated at Eton College and graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1982 with a BA degree.[1] He was employed by London-based stock brokerage firm Cazenove between 1982 and 1985.[1] In 1986, he received the MA degree given to Cambridge graduates who have an earned BA.[1] He was also educated at Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Glouchestershire.[1]

Between 1988 and 1989, Carnegie was with the Edinburgh-based investment management firm of Bell, Lawrie and Company.[1] He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, in 1990 with an MBA degree.[1] Between 1992 and 1996, he was with chartered accountants and financial advisers Reeves and Neylan.[1] As of 2003, he lives at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland.[1] Kinnaird is one of the Carnegie family seats.

Marriage and family[edit]

Carnegie married Caroline Anne Bunting, only daughter of Martin Brian Bunting and Veronica Mary Cope, on 16 June 1987 in London.[2][3] They have three sons:[4]

  • Charles Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk (born 1 July 1989)
  • Lord George William Carnegie (born 23 March 1991)
  • Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (born 10 June 1993)

Other titles[edit]

  • 13th Earl of Southesk (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 4th Earl of Macduff (Peerage of the United Kingdom)
  • 13th Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 13th Lord Carnegie, of Kinnaird and Leuchars (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 5th Baron Balinhard, of Farnell in the County of Forfar (Peerage of the United Kingdom)
  • 10th Carnegie Baronet, of Pittarrow in the County of Kincardine (Baronetage of Nova Scotia)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

  • 3 March 1961 – 16 February 1992: Earl of Macduff
  • 16 February 1992 – 22 June 2015: Earl of Southesk
  • 22 June 2015 – present: His Grace The Duke of Fife
Coat of arms of David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife
Coat of arms of the Duke of Fife since 2017.png
A Coronet of a Duke
A Thunderbolt proper, winged Or.
Or, a Lion rampant Gules, armed and langued Azure (the Dukedom of Fife), and on an Inescutcheon Argent, ensigned of an Earl's Coronet proper, an Eagle displayed Azure, armed, beaked and membered Gules, and charged on its breast with an Antique Covered Cup Or (Carnegie)
Dexter: a Lion guardant Gules, langued Azure, collared with a Label of five-points Argent, charged with two Thistles proper, between three Crosses of St George Gules. Sinister: a Talbot Argent, collared and langued Gules
Above the crest, on a Scroll DRED GOD; beneath the shield DEO JUVANTE

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  2. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 176. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.
  3. ^ Genealogics - Leo van de Pas David Charles Carnegie
  4. ^ David Charles Carnegie, Earl of Southesk in: thePeerage.com [retrieved 30 October 2014].
British royalty
Preceded by
Maximilian Lascelles
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Maud, daughter of Louise
Succeeded by
Earl of Southesk
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Carnegie
Duke of Fife
2nd creation
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Carnegie
Earl of Southesk
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Duke of Westminster
The Duke of Fife
Succeeded by
Earl of Ulster